WARE SHOALS - Howard Campbell Branyon, 85, of Ware Shoals, husband of Betty Watkins Branyon for over 63 years, passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 at HospiceCare of the Piedmont after a courageous four-year battle with cancer.
Born in Belton, he was a son of the late Clarence and Mae Campbell Branyon. He had been an electrician with Riegel Textile Corp. and was a U.S. Army veteran who served in post-war Germany. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Ware Shoals.
Surviving, in addition to his widow, are a daughter, Debbie (Billy) B. Hudgens and a son, Dan (Faye) Branyon, both of Ware Shoals; six grandchildren, Will, Nathan, Anna Beth and Lance Hudgens, and Cal and Betty Ann Branyon; great-grandchildren, Amaris and Cooper Branyon, Christian Davis and Mollie Swartzentruber; and three sisters, Betty Parker of Alexandria, VA, Myrtle Matilla of Wilmington, NC, and Elizabeth Davidson of Los Angeles, CA.
Visitation will be from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Ware Shoals, with funeral services following at 2 p.m. Officiating will be the Rev. Leon Jones and Dr. Floyd Parker. Burial will follow in Oakbrook Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Will, Nathan and Lance Hudgens; Cal Branyon, Travis McCullough and Jim Carroll.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, PO Box 449, Ware Shoals, SC 29692 or HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Ave., Greenwood, SC 29646.
Parker-White Funeral Home is assisting the Branyon family. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.ParkerWhitePruitt.com.